Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (Source: Agência Brasil, Wikipedia)
Russia, despite some concerns it has about Syria’s President Assad, has decided to directly blame the West for the situation in Syria:
22 August 2012
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Western powers are “openly instigating” Syrian opposition groups to take up arms in their fight to unseat President Bashar Assad…Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed Wednesday that the West “has done nothing” to urge Assad’s opponents to start a dialogue with his government. http://www.chron.com/news/article/Russia-West-instigating-Syrian-opposition-3806748.php
The above, at least partially, seems to be a response to a statement earlier this week by USA President Obama:
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has declared the threat of chemical or biological warfare in Syria a “red line” for the United States, outlining for the first time the point at which his administration could feel forced to intervene militarily in the Arab country’s increasingly messy conflict.
Speaking to reporters Monday at the White House, Obama warned about the use or deployment of such weapons of mass destruction and said they risked widening a civil war that already has dragged on for 1½ years and killed some 20,000 people, according to activists. It is widely thought that Syria possesses extensive chemical and biological weapon stockpiles, and it has threatened to use them if the country comes under foreign attack.
“That’s an issue that doesn’t just concern Syria. It concerns our close allies in the region, including Israel. It concerns us,” Obama said, underscoring that the U.S. wouldn’t accept the threat of weapons of mass destruction from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, rebels fighting the government, or militant groups aiding either side. “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people.” http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/obama-syria-chemical-weapons-red-line-for-u-s-1.3917233
If the USA does get involved in direct military intervention against Syria, it may not go as well for the USA, as for example, Libya has thus far seemed to. The world is more dangerous than many Americans truly realize.
As regular readers of this new page are aware, I have been warning since last year that Russia does not need Syria as much as Syria needs it. Russia is attempting to have a diplomatic role here–and partially has supported Syria because of how it has felt betrayed by the West over Libya.
The Bible shows that Syria’s capital city Damascus (Isaiah 7:8) will be destroyed (Isaiah 17:1). Whether this will happen because of internal civil war or an attack involving Israel and possibly the USA remains to be seen–it is not likely to directly involve Russia. Syria’s Assad remains a close ally to Iran and Iran keeps taking steps that may provoke a regional (with Israel) or larger war (the USA itself could sustain damage). But whether it is involved in a war involving Israel or not, eventually, Damascus has to be destroyed, and probably relatively soon.
What may happen is a regional war, that somewhat gets out of control and may involve Syria (Syria could also change because of its own internal war) and others (including possibly many based in Lebanon) beyond Iran and Israel, is something I have warned could happen for some time now and really could be a factor that ultimately leads to the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27.
“And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
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Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Russia in prophecy. Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
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